I've no idea if the outburst was racially motivated or not, but if it was, do you think he'd admit it? He'd be crucified politically for that one, not least by his own party to show that they don't share his opinions.
Of course not, and this is the new cowardly approach that’s employed. In past decades, people could be open and brash with their racism, particularly here in the South. In this age, and here fortunately is an area where we’ve made marvelous progress, you can’t play that game without hanging yourself.
Mind you, I am not blaming the South alone. In my three decades up North, I witnessed ample racist remarks or acts. Racism does indeed still exist, make no mistake on that, but now it’s cowardly and slithers out of the cracks.
There are obviously still racist politicians in office. What they’ll do today is find something else they can harp on Obama or other targets with, the but the initial assault may be racially motivated. I will repeat what I’ve said before, there are people out there that have a fundamental issue with a black man in the Oval Office. Some of them are in power.
Regardless of Wilson's motives, the GOP display last week during Obama’s address was an embarrassing debacle of effrontery and arrogance. It basically underscored why I’ve been moved from dislike to open hatred of the GOP in recent years. If it weren’t for the risk of a one-party system, I’d say do away with them for good.
It is incredibly irksome to me how everything seems to come back to race at some point or another.
As far as racism being overly called out, I also believe that’s a tool of the rightwing extremists. The race card is often played more than it needs to be, but these intolerants have learned to be subtler in this day and age. As I said, they’ll wrap their racism in the guise of something else that can be seen as legitimate. Then they sit back and wait for the race card to be played, so they can go uh huh, same old same old tired excuse.